Bank Holiday fun starts with Bucks County Show and then the weekend is filled with Towersey Festival

Having fun at a previous Towersey Festival

Having fun at a previous Towersey Festival

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There is so much going on over this Bank Holiday weekend we will all be spoilt for choice!

And it all kicks off tomorrow (Thursday) with the Bucks County Show and a very prestigious visitor. National Farmers Union president Meurig Raymond will be at the show for the first time to meet local farmers.

More than 60 classes of cattle and 30 classes of sheep will line the livestock marquees giving everyone the chance to get up close and personal with top quality animals.

The equestrian rings will see beautiful horses competing in qualifying classes for the Horse of the Year Show.

All this plus the popular home and garden marquee, food hall, countryside area and the shopping marquee.

Tickets on the day at Weedon Park cost £15 for adults, £6 for children (five to 16 years), £12.50 for OAPs and £36 for a group of two adults and two children. Under fives can gain entry for free.

There is a free bus service running from Station Way, Aylesbury to the showground. The first bus is at 9.30am.

Over the entire Bank Holiday weekend, from Friday August 28 through to Monday 31 Towersey Festival will celebrate it 51st year, and also its first appearance on the Thame Showground. Previously held in the nearby village of Towersey, this is a big move for the four day festival.

This year the headline acts include legendary songwriter Joan Armatrading on Sunday evening with Bellowhead and Stornoway on Saturday.

A variety of ticket options are available including weekend and day tickets plus Festival Taster Experience tickets which give entry to the showground only. These cost £8 (adults) and £4 (children).

These taster tickets will enable visitors to enjoy inspiring workshops and demonstrations and entertaining performances. Showground stalls include gifts and goodies from handmade soaps and unique jewellery and clothing to an array of delicious street foods courtesy of local artisan producers.==

There are loads of free performances and activities aimed at families, with art, craft, science and circus workshops, face painting, games, singing, dancing, storytelling and more. Among the free performances are Reckless Invention’s Comedy Waiters and Evie Mischievey.

Tickets are available from Thame Town Hall in the High Street or at the festival’s box office on the day 10am - 6pm. And there is always the chance to upgrade to full festival tickets and enjoy the headline music acts. There are major discounts for Thame and Towersey residents.

Car parking is free and there is a London Routemaster bus shuttle running regularly between Thame and Towersey throughout the festival.